The former president falsely claimed that white Americans were being denied the Covid-19 vaccine, among other inaccuracies.
The panel investigating the attack on the Capitol is demanding information from Alphabet, Meta, Reddit and Twitter.
The House select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol interviewed Ray Epps, a protester at the center of a right-wing conspiracy theory.
Widespread scams and institutional failures force us to rely on only ourselves.
The added demand for testing and the higher prevalence of breakthrough cases have created an “opportune moment” to exploit.
Mehmet Oz is a quasi-religious leader, one who has set up his revival tent between a yoga studio and an urgent-care clinic, with the television cameras rolling.
The renewed bid for office by Mr. Johnson, who has spread many false claims about the 2020 election and Covid, ensures that both parties will be highly invested in Wisconsin’s 2022 Senate race.
Darth Vader as Luke Skywalker, defending the galaxy? Not quite.
In a speech marking the anniversary of the Capitol riot, the president confronted Trumpism, even as he refused to utter his predecessor’s name.
How revisionist histories of Jan. 6 picked up where the “stop the steal” campaign left off, warping beliefs about what transpired at the Capitol.
The nearly universal outrage after the assault on the Capitol has reverted to separate blue and red realities, and former President Donald J. Trump has remained the dominant force in his party.
Even established democracies can fall to military juntas and despots. We can’t let that happen here.
Authoritarians don’t just want to control the government, the economy and the military. They want to control the truth.
The United States needs a public health approach to effectively counter mainstream domestic extremism.
Rule breakers just claim censorship, censorship, censorship.
A new study analyzed nearly 1,500 episodes, showing the extent to which podcasts pushed misinformation about voter fraud.
Why 2021 wasn’t the year we beat the pandemic.
Twitter permanently banned her account on Sunday after what the company said was her fifth “strike.”
The slogan promotes a freethinking approach to understanding the world.
The co-founder of CrowdTangle has been working with Congress on legislation to make tech companies disclose their inner workings.
The social media service said the Republican congresswoman had violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation.
The television star, who died on Friday at age 99, shared an image of the celebrity weekly’s tribute to her earlier this week.
The celebrity physician, a candidate in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for Senate, has a long history of dispensing dubious medical advice on his daytime show and on Fox News.
Dominion, an election technology company, has accused the network of defaming it by spreading false claims that it was involved in rigging vote counts in the 2020 election.
Some local officials questioned whether Mayor Dave Bronson was motivated by false claims about the safety of drinking fluoridated water, which have circulated for decades.
Phil Waldron has been under scrutiny since a 38-page PowerPoint he circulated was turned over to the panel by former President Donald J. Trump’s last chief of staff.
Researchers found ads placed by Google on sites that falsely call global warming a hoax. The revenue those sites earn from the ads can fund further misinformation.
A small circle of Republican lawmakers, working closely with President Donald J. Trump’s chief of staff, took on an outsize role in pressuring the Justice Department, amplifying conspiracy theories and flooding the courts in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election.
The far-right nationalist group has become increasingly active at school board meetings and town council gatherings across the country.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what terms we can attach to our plans to help loved ones — and more.
One of the most powerful communication tools available to politicians teems with unfounded claims and largely escapes notice.
Vaccinating Africa is critical to protecting the continent and the world against dangerous variants, but supply isn’t the only obstacle countries face.
The G.O.P. in Potter County is planning to break away from a nonpartisan election board and hold its own primary next year, in a move criticized by election experts.
The legal action by Mr. Perdue, a Republican candidate for governor of Georgia, was the latest sign that 2020 election falsehoods will be a main focus of his bid.
Those issued subpoenas included two men who met with President Donald J. Trump in his private dining room on Jan. 4 and Mr. Trump’s former political affairs director.
Peter McIndoe, the 23-year-old creator of the viral Birds Aren’t Real movement, is ready to reveal what the effort is really about.
With every shift, I see the strain people sick with Covid-19 put on my hospital.
The virus has starkly revealed the limits of the president’s power.
How do we respond to a culture in which the guardrails of so-called civility are gone?
Republicans plan to carry their push to reshape the nation’s electoral system into next year, with Democrats vowing to oppose them but holding few options in G.O.P.-led states.
City officials said the ad, which contained false information and was seen at a bus stop in Brooklyn, had not been authorized. It was later removed.
The geopolitical consequences may be radical.
Twitter’s new leadership faces some tough choices.
A mainstay of the internet is regularly used to build audiences for people and organizations pushing false and misleading information.
Some lawmakers from both parties argue that when social media sites boost the performance of hateful or violent posts, the sites become accomplices.
Finger pointing is pointless, divisive and dumb.
Journalists and academics are developing a new language for truth. The results are not always clearer.
The social media profiles of anti-vaccine victims of the pandemic have made them and their families targets of trolling, even after their deaths.
Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, stars of a brand of conservatism that has fallen out of fashion, decide they’ve had enough.
The House Republican leader made a number of false or misleading claims about the social spending bill, President Biden, immigration policy and Teslas.